Pet Health Tips
Cat Care Tips From Our Pros
By Maria Schubert
June 15, 2022
Caring for a cat can be easy, but there also times owners feel like they are losing their minds. Cat hair is everywhere and hairballs come from nowhere. We all know that cats are independent creatures, but in reality, they can be fun, adorable and absolutely funny. And most of all, no matter how aloof they seem, they love you and need you. We promise. That’s why Shelley and Cynthia are sharing some of our top cat care tips in the latest episode of the Pet Care Pro Show.
Cat Hair, Don’t Care
Whether you have a kitten or an adult, each requires different care. The biggest concern most owners have is their cat sheds so much. Shedding is a natural and healthy process for cats, but it can be controlled with a few steps. Brushing is a great way to manage shedding. As Cynthia explains, brushing your cat helps limit shedding by removing all the loose fur and hair in your pet’s coat. Different coats require different brushes, so be sure to pick out the right brush.
The Hairball in the Room
Your cat may spend most of its free time grooming, but with that comes every cat owner’s favorite thing. HAIRBALLS! They’re yucky little things that come along with meticulous grooming. When your pet was a wild animal, they used hairballs as a way to coat the bones of the small animals the consumed, Cynthia tells us. If your cats are anything like mine, then they don’t do much hunting. Hairballs can cause issues for your cat if they get stuck, so it’s important to do what you can to limit their hairballs.
The best way to prevent hairballs is to brush your cat’s hair as often as possible. If you brush out your cat’s loose hair, then he won’t swallow it while he is grooming. Another option to help with hairballs is a preventive gel or soft chew that lubricates the ingested hair and helps it pass through the gastrointestinal tract. One option Cynthia recommends is Hairball Remedy. It removes and prevents hairballs by gently lubricating hairballs to pass through the intestinal tract.
Top 4 Cat Care Questions
To learn more cat care tips, join Cynthia and Shelley as they discuss the top 4 questions cat owners ask in our latest Pet Care Pro Show episode.
Do you have cat care tips and tricks you’d like to share with other cat owners? Let us know in the comments below!
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